Level 0: Bootcamp for beginners (Friday) with Marc & Mejrem
Here you will learn to dance the first basic figures of West Coast Swing (left side pass, underarm turn and sugar push). Marc Heldt & Mejrem practice with you and make sure you feel comfortable on the dance floor. (The lessons are held in German!).
However, after the 2-hour introduction, it is not yet possible to attend the workshops on the festival weekend (June 8th/9th, 2024). After the boot camp, we recommend that you attend the WCS courses “Beginner 1 – 4” at CIRCULO (www.circulo.de). Once you have visited this, you will be well prepared for the next WCS festival (November 15-17, 2024) and will have a lot of fun.

Level 1: Starter Level
This level with all the basic information about the figures, processes and technology of the WCS is not offered as part of the festival. Here we recommend attending the WCS courses (Beginner 1 – 4) at CIRCULO: www.circulo.de.

Level 2: Basic level (blue)
The focus in our “Basic Level Class” is on the interaction of all basic WCS figures, processes and technology. The following are required: sugar push, left side pass, underarm turn, whip, sugar tuck, outside turns. The teachers pay attention to good style, they develop your solid technique, look for the stretch moments, show you tricky combinations of the basic figures, … things that are interesting for every level. You will definitely have improved your WCS dancing after taking these classes!
Up to 1.5 years of WCS dance experience – there is always something to discover…

Level 3: Medium Level (yellow)
You have been dancing WCS for at least a year and are already very confident in the basic processes. Now you want more, i.e. interesting combinations, new moves, rhythmic interpretation, rotations,… It gets much more complex and difficult. This course is not suitable for inexperienced WCS dancers.
1-3 years WCS dance experience.

Level 4: Medium-Advanced Level (orange)
These lessons are characterized by a high learning speed. Knowing many figure variations and combinations and playing with music are already an integral part of your WCS. You are a really good WCS dancer with a confident WCS technique and several years of intensive WCS dancing with a desire for new challenges.
3-5 years of WCS dance and festival experience.

Level 5: Advanced Level
This level is not offered as part of the festival.

Level 6: High Level (red) – Audition
Anyone who wants to take part in the high level classes must attend the audition on Saturday, June 8th (10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.). Make sure you don’t arrive late and miss the audition! Only the teachers decide who can take part in the high level classes. You will then receive a special bracelet. You are an experienced WCS dancer and enjoy complex combinations and tricky styling.
At least 5 years of intensive WCS dance and festival experience.